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NJDEP Digital Data Downloads in ArcView Shape file format:
Statewide Layers

Some older data files may not have a NJ State Plane feet projection file. If the zip file does not contain a .prj file, please download the njsp83.prj file and rename it to the filename in the zip. For example, the Head of Tide shapefile is called hot.shp. In this case, please download, unzip, and rename the njsp83.prj file to hot.prj.

These files can be used with your GIS or can be viewed with a free GIS Data Viewer from ESRI called ArcGIS Explorer.

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Ambient Air Quality Monitors - airqm.zip (129 KB, 129 KB unzipped)

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Ambient Air Quality Monitors are strategically located stations throughout the state of New Jersey and collect and analyze certain air pollutant data.

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Ambient Biomonitoring Network (AMNET) - Envr_mon_water_biopt.zip (.124 MB, .624 MB unzipped)

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This data represents point sites sampled by NJDEP as part of its Ambient Biomonitoring Network (AMNET). Sites are sampled in every Watershed Management Area (WMA) in the State. Historically, the New Jersey Impairment Score (NJIS), based on family level taxonomy, was used for the entire state to make assessments at three levels of impairment; non-impaired, moderately impaired, and severely impaired.

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Ambient Lakes Monitoring Network - lakesmon.zip (20 KB, 64 KB unzipped)

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This data was created from the 95/97 LULC coverage created by the NJDEP. Natural and artificial lakes were selected from the coverage and then dissolved. Name attributes from the USGS coverage (lake) were attached via a centroid coverage. Other sources of lake names include non-digital lake monitoring data, atlases, digital datasets and a NJ dams coverage.

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Ambient Stream Quality Monitoring Sites - swpts.zip (.05 MB, .25 MB unzipped)

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This dataset is a GIS layer of points representing ambient stream sites monitored cooperatively by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) for water quality parameters. It includes fields identifying the type of station for each monitoring year as well as the presence and type of water level gauge, the associated land use, the method of locating the points and the availability of flow data.

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AMNET Reference Monitoring Sites (2000) - amnetref.zip (10 KB, 82 KB unzipped)

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This GIS data layer is a dataset of points representing reference sites for the AMNET project at NJDEP. The NJDEP AMNET database supplied the list of sites (ecoregion table). The locations were selected because they were minimally impacted, had sampling data for 4 seasons, and provided a good point of comparison for other sites.

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Aquatic Pesticides 2007 - aquapest.zip (0.13 MB, 2.64 MB unzipped)

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The 2007 Aquatic Pesticides Sites List for New Jersey are those sites that were permitted through the NJDEP Pesticide Control Program for aquatic pesticide use in the waterbodies of the state. Site location names are provided by pesticide applicators, and may differ from state/county/municipality recognized names. Point locations do not indicate area of pesticide usage, only indicate the waterbody/aquatic site where treatment was permitted. Sites with multiple waterbodies under one permit have just one point location, usually at the waterbody closest to the outlet/receiving water source. There were a total of 1108 permit applications submitted to the department in 2007, however only 1080 sites are included in this dataset. Thirteen applications were withdrawn or denied, 11 were special local needs permits for natural bottom swimming pools, and 4 permits were for right-of-way maintenance and could not be expressed by a single point. These sites were intentionally removed. If there are questions about specific sites please refer to listed responsible NJDEP contacts. This data was compiled and manipulated for there is a general interest in the trends of aquatic pesticide use for the control of aquatic weeds throughout the state of New Jersey. The information is intended to be a starting point for those individuals interested in the aquatic pesticide usage in their area or at a specific site.

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Brownfield Development Areas (Extents) - Envr_mon_soil_brownfield_ext.zip (.37 MB, 1.69 MB unzipped)

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The data included in the layer enables GIS to map, as polygons, the extents of all current Brownfield Development Areas (BDAs) in New Jersey. A brownfield is any former or current commercial or industrial site that is currently vacant or underutilized and on which there has been, or there is suspected to have been, a discharge of contamination.

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Brownfield Development Areas (Outline) - Envr_mon_soil_brownfield_out.zip (.007 MB, .18 MB unzipped)

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This is a graphical representation of the outline boundary for Brownfield Development Areas (BDA) in New Jersey. A brownfield is any former or current commercial or industrial site that is currently vacant or underutilized and on which there has been, or there is suspected to have been, a discharge of contamination.

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CAFRA Boundary (line) - cafra2.zip (58 KB, 163 KB unzipped)

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The Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) legislates land use within the coastal area. Thus the boundary of the area was delineated. This shape file, CAFRA_2 has been modified by the Pinelands commission and updates the boundary (from the Bureau of Tidelands 1988 boundary) to reflect 1993 modifications to CAFRA.

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CAFRA Boundary (poly) - cafra.zip (1922 KB, 2368 KB unzipped)

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This data set is a graphical representation of the Coastal Areas Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) boundary, which legislates land use within the coastal area. This boundary was dissolved from the Coastal Planning Areas in New Jersey data set.

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CAFRA Layers

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Census Blocks (2000) - cenblk2000.zip (34.1 MB, 101.7 MB unzipped)

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This data contains Census 2000 TIGER information at the Block Level for New Jersey. It was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's web site along with the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF1). The SF1 file was joined to the Census Block coverage by NJDEP.

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Census Block Groups (2000) - cengrp2000.zip (4.4 MB, 6.3 MB unzipped)

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This data contains Census 2000 TIGER information at the Block Group Level for New Jersey. It was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's web site. Census 2000 Block Groups was derived from the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files.

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Census Tracts (2000) - centrt2000.zip (2904 KB, 6550 KB unzipped)

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This data contains Race, Gender, Housing and Household Income (SF1 Tables) information extracted from the Census 2000 TIGER tables at the Tract Level for New Jersey. The data was obtained from the NJ Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau's web site. Census 2000 Tracts was derived from the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files.

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Chromate Waste Sites - chromesites.zip (30 KB, 150 KB unzipped)

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Included are those sites within New Jersey where chromate contamination of soil or ground water has been identified; This list of chromate waste sites include sites where remediation is either currently under way, required but not yet initiated or has been completed. The data included here dates from 1995.

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Coastal Flooding (100 year) - hihaz.zip (1025 KB, 1387 KB unzipped)

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This dataset is a graphical representation of high hazard lines in 100-year flood areas of coastal New Jersey to help protect against major coastal flooding. The coverage was built as a network with line and polygon attributes.

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Coastline of New Jersey - coast.zip (16.54 MB, 59.97 MB unzipped)

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This data set is a spatial representation of the Coastline of New Jersey. Relevant coastline data was extracted from NJDEP's Rivers, Bays and Oceans (NJAREA) data layer. The NJAREA source data was created by extracting water polygons which represented Rivers, Bays and Oceans from the 2002 land use/land cover (LU/LC) layer from NJ DEP's geographical information systems (GIS) database. The coastline boundary was modified to match the updated 2008 NJ Boundary data along the NY/NJ border.

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Congressional Districts

The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the Congressional Districts layer. This layer has been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing this data layer on NJGIN on behalf of the Office of Legislative Services (OLS) at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/DataDownloads.jsp

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County Boundaries of New Jersey

The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the state, county, and municipal boundary layers. These layers have been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing these data layers on NJGIN at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/jviewer.jsp?pg=DataDownloads

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Cross Acceptance Layers

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Deed Notice Extent Polygons - dna.zip (.51 MB, 3.84 MB unzipped)

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This data layer identifies those Known Contaminates Sites (KCS) or sites on Site Remediations Programs' (SRP) Comprehensive Site List (CSL) that have been assigned a Deed notice.

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Deer Management Units - Grid_deer_unit.zip (0.04 MB, 0.19 MB unzipped)

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This grid data represents Deer Management Units (DMU) in New Jersey. Each numbered grid is 14.288 square miles and the data is used in conjunction with Deer Management Zones (DMZ). Hunters can use DMU to identify their location in the DMZ. The DMU is the most smallest and most detailed spatial reference used in deer management, i.e. monitoring disease outbreaks. Please note that initial data generation and creation procedures produced various missing grid numbers (222, 231, 244, 414, 550-559) and some grid order issues. Because of pre-existing use of that data in hunting and for data continuity, these have not been corrected.

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Deer Management Zones - Envr_admin_deer_zone.zip (2.17 MB, 3.09 MB MB unzipped)

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NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) manages deer herd in New Jersey through the use of deer management zones (DMZ). These zones are comprised of major and minor roads, waterways and geographic formations. Included for references are the county and township data and are updated on an as needed basis.

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Digital Elevation Grid (100 meter) for New Jersey - nj100mlat.zip (4163 KB, 17938 KB unzipped)

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A lattice is the ESRI GRID raster file generated from USGS DEM files. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is the terminology adopted by the USGS to describe terrain elevation data sets in a digital raster form. 7.5-minute DEM (10-meter x 10-meter data spacing, cast on Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection) were merged and resampled at 100-meter x 100-meter for this data set.

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Digital Elevation Hillshade Grid (100 meter) of New Jersey - nj100mhill.zip (1992 KB, 2943 KB unzipped)

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A hillshade is a raster file generated from a lattice. A lattice is the ESRI GRID raster file generated from USGS DEM files. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is the terminology adopted by the USGS to describe terrain elevation data sets in a digital raster form. 7.5-minute DEM (10-meter by 10-meter data spacing, cast on Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection) were merged and resampled to 100-meter by 100-meter for this data set. The ArcInfo Hillshade command was used with the defaults except for the z-factor which was exagerated by 50 to produce this hillshade.

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Elevation Contours - stcon.zip (6331 KB, 15324 KB unzipped)

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This dataset is a graphical representation of New Jersey's statewide elevation contours with twenty foot intervals. It was created from the USGS DEM 100 meter lattice.

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Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Sampling Points (2000 - 2009) - fibi.zip (.03 MB, .15 MB unzipped)

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This data represents the NJDEP Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Monitoring Network sample point locations for the years 2000 to 2009. A FIBI is an index that measures the health of a stream based on multiple attributes of the resident fish assemblage. Each site sampled is scored based on its deviation from reference conditions (i.e., what would be found in an unimpacted stream) and classified as "poor", "fair", "good" or "excellent".

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Golf Courses (Statewide) - njgolf.zip (615 KB, 1495 KB unzipped)

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This data represents the fairway, green and tee areas of all the golf courses in New Jersey. It was created by selecting all recreation polygons from the 1995/97 NJDEP land use/land cover (LU/LC) file. There are 256 courses identified and 553 polygons (Many courses show as discontinuous polygons because fairways/green/tee zones are separated by tracts of wetland, forest or other land covers. The purpose of the file is to determine course acreage to assist in estimating the amount of pesticide, fertilizer, and herbicide used on an annual basis. Therefore substantial (1 acre or more) tracts of forest or wetlands are not included in a course's polygons, although these areas may be owned by the Golf Course.

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Groundwater Contamination Areas (CEA) - Envr_mon_gw_CEA.zip (1.70 MB, 8.17 MB unzipped)

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This data identifies those sites where groundwater contamination has been identified and, where appropriate, the NJDEP has established a Classification Exception Area (CEA) in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:9-1.6 and 1.9(b). CEAs are institutional controls in geographically defined areas within which the New Jersey Ground Water Quality Standards (NJGWQS) for specific contaminants have been exceeded. CEAs are established in order to provide notice that the constituent standards for a given aquifer classification are not or will not be met in a localized area due to natural water quality or anthropogenic influences, and that designated aquifer uses are suspended in the affected area for the term of the CEA.

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Groundwater Contamination Areas (CKE) - cke.zip (85 KB, 262 KB unzipped)

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This data layer contains information about areas in the state which are specified as the Currently Known Extent (CKE) of ground water pollution. CKE areas are geographically defined areas within which the local ground water resources are known to be compromised because the water quality exceeds drinking water and ground water quality standards for specific contaminants.

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Head of Tide (hot) - hot.zip (30 KB, 121 KB unzipped)

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This is a graphical representation of the head of tide (hot) points for watercourses of New Jersey. This includes the tributaries of these watercourses as well. The HOT is the point on a tidal watercourse at which measurement of the water surface vertical movement at MEAN HIGH WATER (MHW) becomes no longer practical. All points seaward of the HOT on a tidal watercourse are tidal.

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Highlands Preservation Sewer Service Area highpresssa.zip (97 KB, 260 KB unzipped)

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The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (Highlands Act), N.J.S.A. 13:20-1 et seq. signed on August 10, 2004, repealed all Sewer Service Area (SSA) in the Highlands Preservation Area where collection pipes had not been constructed. This is a graphical representation of the revised SSA mapping in the Highlands Preservation Area. The SSA mapping shows the planned method of wastewater disposal for specific areas, i.e. whether the wastewater will be collected to a regional treatment facility or treated on site and disposed of through a Surface Water (SW) discharge or a groundwater (GW) discharge. Individual subsurface disposal systems discharging less than 2,000 gallons/day (gpd) can be placed anywhere in the state where the site conditions allow and therefore are not mapped.

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Historic Archaeological Site Grid - historic_sitegrid.zip (.13 MB, .81 MB unzipped)

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This dataset includes a vector grid of approximately 1/2 mile cells indicating the presence of archaeological sites that: 1. Are included in the New Jersey or National Registers of Historic Places, 2. Have been determined Eligible for inclusion through federal or state processes as administered by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (HPO), or 3. Have been identified through cultural resource survey or other documentation on file at the HPO.

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Historic Districts - historic_districts.zip (4.1 MB, 6.51 MB unzipped)

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This dataset represents those Historic Districts that: 1. Are included in the New Jersey or National Registers of Historic Places, 2. Have been determined Eligible for inclusion through federal or state processes as administered by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (HPO), or 3. Have been identified through cultural resource survey or other documentation on file at the HPO.

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Historic Fill - Geol_soil_historicfill.zip (3.9 MB, 6.15 MB unzipped)

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The "Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act" (N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1 et seq.) requires the Department of Environmental Protection to map regions of the state where large areas of historic fill exist and make this information available to the public. This dataset shows areas of historic fill covering more than approximately 5 acres. For the purposes of this dataset, historic fill is non-indigenous material placed on a site in order to raise the topographic elevation of the site. No representation is made as to the composition of the fill or presence of contamination in the fill. Some areas mapped as fill may contain chemical-production waste or ore-processing waste that exclude them from the legislative definition of historic fill.

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Historic Properties - historic_properties.zip (10.9 MB, 81.81 MB unzipped)

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This dataset represents those Historic Properties that: 1. Are included in the New Jersey or National Registers of Historic Places, 2. Have been determined Eligible for inclusion through federal or state processes as administered by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (HPO), or 3. Have been identified through cultural resource survey or other documentation on file at the HPO.

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Historical Shorelines - histshore.zip (1057 KB, 3331 KB unzipped)

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This dataset is a graphical representation of the historical shorelines for the four Atlantic Ocean counties (Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, and Monmouth). It details the 11 different Atlantic Ocean shorelines in New Jersey from the years of 1836-1977. The shorelines are from 1836-42, 1855, 1866-68, 1871-75, 1879-85, 1899, 1932-36, 1943, 1951-53, 1971, and 1977. Not all years are complete or run the entire length of the four Atlantic counties. The coast coverage can be used as a 1986 shoreline.

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Hydrography (state/3rd order or higher) - stateriv.zip (2184 KB, 5858 KB unzipped)

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This dataset is a graphical representation of New Jersey's State Rivers that are third order or higher. These rivers were reselected from each county's stream coverage. The original map source is the USGS 1:24,000 hydrography digital line graph (DLG) files.

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Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report

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The Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report is a biennial report that identifies the waters of the State attaining water quality standards, and waters that are impaired and need Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) as required under the Federal Clean Water Act. The associated GIS files provide the spatial component of the report and include the waterbodies of the state, assessment results, as well as, monitoring station locations.

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Known Contaminated Sites List (KCSL) - Envr_mon_gw_KCSL.zip (1.51 MB, 12.2 unzipped)

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The Known Contaminated Sites List (KCSNJ) for New Jersey (Non-Homeowner) are those non-homeowner sites and properties within the state where contamination of soil or ground water has been confirmed at levels equal to or greater than applicable standards. This list of Known Contaminated Sites may include sites where remediation is either currently under way, required but not yet initiated or has been completed.

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Landscape Project Data

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Legislative Districts

The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the Legislative Districts layer. This layer has been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing this data layer on NJGIN on behalf of the Office of Legislative Services (OLS) at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/DataDownloads.jsp

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Municipal Tier Assignments - msrp_tier.zip (1683 KB, 4346 KB unzipped)

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This map is a geographic depiction of Tier A and Tier B municipalities as adopted in NJPDES Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program in N.J.A.C. 7:14A-25.3(a) and the associated table. (See 36 N.J.R. 813(a), 2419(a), and 4133(a); February 2, May 17, and September 7, 2004).

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Municipal Boundaries of New Jersey

The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the state, county, and municipal boundary layers. These layers have been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing these data layers on NJGIN at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/jviewer.jsp?pg=DataDownloads

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Municipalities of New Jersey (Clipped to Coast) - Govt_admin_mun_coast_bnd.zip (24.9 MB, 37.1 MB unzipped)

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This data set is a spatial representation of the most current version of municipalities in New Jersey provided by OIT/OGIS. NJDEP clipped the data using the detailed and updated layer "NJDEP Coastline of New Jersey" for various uses. Spatial accuracy was improved upon from earlier municipalities data by integrating features that are coincident with municipal boundaries from other high quality source data sets. This current version of Municipalitites (clipped to coast) shows various updates (listed in processing steps) along with showing the merger of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township to create Princeton.

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Natural Heritage Grid Map - nhpgrid.zip (.68 MB, 12.69 MB unzipped)

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Through its Natural Heritage Database, the Office of Natural Lands Management (ONLM) documents rare plant species and rare ecological community habitat to inform decision-makers who need to address the conservation of natural resources. The Natural Heritage Grid Map is a geographic information system (GIS) file that provides a general portrayal of the geographic locations of rare plant species and rare ecological communities for the entire state without providing sensitive detailed information.

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Natural Heritage Priority Sites - prisites.zip (1063 KB, 4083 KB unzipped)

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The Natural Heritage Priority Sites Coverage was created to identify critically important areas to conserve New Jersey's biological diversity, with particular emphasis on rare plant species and ecological communities. Natural Heritage Priority Sites are based on analysis of information in the New Jersey Natural Heritage Database. However, these sites do not cover all the known habitat for endangered and threatened species in New Jersey. If information is needed on whether or not endangered or threatened species have been documented from a particular piece of land, a Natural Heritage Database search can be requested by contacting the Office of Natural Lands Management.

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NJPDES Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)- DRAFT Edition 201202 - cso.zip (.4 MB, .23 MB unzipped)

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This is a geographical representation of the locations of CSO points statewide. Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) are sewers that are designed to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage, and industrial wastewater in the same pipe. Most of the time, combined sewer systems transport all of their wastewater to a sewage treatment plant, where it is treated and then discharged to a water body. During periods of heavy rainfall or snowmelt, however, the wastewater volume in a combined sewer system can exceed the capacity of the sewer system or treatment plant.

This data provides information regarding the location of permitted CSO Points, the applicable NJPDES Permit number, the assigned 3-digit discharge serial number, the latitude and longitude, the name (also the street address) of the CSO point, the CSO water region and a unique identifier for each point consisting of the permit number and outfall number.

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NJPDES Ground Water Discharges - njpdesgwd.zip (34 KB, 130 KB unzipped)

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This layer includes permitted facilities for having sanitary wastewater and industrial wastewater discharges though various methods such as lagoons, spray irrigation, or overland flow. NJPDES permits are issued by the NJDEP and are authorized according to a specific set of rules governing discharges within the state of New Jersey.

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NJPDES Surface Water Discharges - Strc_NJPDES_sw_pipe.zip (0.332 MB, 1.95 MB unzipped)

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New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) surface water discharge pipe GIS point coverage compiled from GPSed locations, NJPDES databases, and permit applications. This coverage contains the surface water discharge points and the receiving waters coordinates for the active as well as terminated pipes.

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Open Space - County Owned - openspace_county.zip (2.2 MB, 13.0 MB unzipped)

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This data set contains protected New Jersey open space and recreation areas that are either owned in fee simple interest by a county or are managed by a county but owned in fee by another governmental agency or nonprofit. These open space lands have either received funding through the Green Acres Local Assistance Program or are listed on a Green Acres approved Recreation and Open Space Inventory (ROSI). Types of open space property in this data layer include parks, conservation areas, preserves, historic sites, recreational fields, beaches, etc. This data set provides users with a manageable graphic inventory of county protected open space throughout New Jersey. It serves as a valuable tool in land acquisition decisions and is NOT to be used for describing actual or true property ownership title.

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Open Space - State Owned - newstate.zip (3.05 MB, 9.98 MB unzipped)

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This data set contains protected open space and recreation areas owned in fee simple interest by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Types of property in this data layer include parcels such as parks, forests, historic sites, natural areas and wildlife management areas.

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Parcels

Parcel data is an important spatial framework data layer against which other spatial data can be developed. This layer can also be a valuable resource in supporting management, planning and analysis activities throughout the state. It is the responsibility of each municipality/county to provide current parcel data to the public. As such, the NJDEP does not create nor distribute parcel data. Those interested in obtaining the most recent parcel data are instructed to contact the respective county GIS department. Another option to check the availability of parcel data is to search the New Jersey Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (NJGIN) at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/ . Begin by launching the NGIN Explorer and then entering the keyword “parcel” in the OPTIONAL KEYWORD field. Click the Full Text option and then click the Search button.

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Pinelands Area Boundary - pinelands.zip (76 KB, 200 KB unzipped)

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This is an ArcView shapefile of the New Jersey Pinelands boundary (PA_Boundary). The Pinelands boundary shapfile was created by digitizing 68 photo quarterquads. The photo quarterquads were then appended together to create the final shapefile (PA_Boundary).

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Place Name Locations - placenam04.zip (266 KB, 4961 KB unzipped)

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All place names were taken from the USGS 7.5' topoquad series revised in 2004. This data includes points that represent municipal and other official boundaries as well as various federally recognized neighborhoods and communities.

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Quadrangle Boundaries - quadtemp.zip (16 KB, 54 KB unzipped)

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This shapefile depicts the statewide grid of quadrangle boundaries for the State of New Jersey. It was generated in decimal degrees, NAD83, using the ArcInfo GENERATE command with the FISHNET option. This grid was then projected to NJ State Plane Feet, NAD 83. The attributes and tic ids were updated as necessary. Coverage was converted to ArcView shapefile for distribution.

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Quarterquad Boundaries - qq91.zip (39 KB, 183 KB unzipped)

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This shapefile depicts the statewide grid of 1991 quarterquad boundaries. This data was generated in decimal degrees, NAD83, using the ArcInfo GENERATE command with the FISHNET option. This grid was then projected to NJ State Plane Feet, NAD 83. The attributes and tic ids were updated as necessary. Coverage was converted to ArcView shapefile for distribution.

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Sewer Service Area - Util_wastewater_servicearea.zip (9.67 MB, 13.9 MB unzipped)

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This is a graphical representation of the States Sewer Service Area (SSA) mapping. The SSA mapping shows the planned method of wastewater disposal for specific areas, i.e. whether the wastewater will be collected to a regional treatment facility or treated on site and disposed of through a Surface Water (SW) discharge or a groundwater (GW) discharge.

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Shellfish Classification - Envr_admin_shellfish_bnd.zip (3.44 MB, 4.81 MB unzipped)

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This data is a graphic representation of NJ coastal waters classified according to regulations of shellfish harvest. Waters are classified in one of five categories: Prohibited - harvest not allowed under any conditions. Special Restricted - harvest allowed with a special permit requiring further purification of the shellfish before sale. Seasonal (Nov - Apr) - and Seasonal (Jan - Apr) - where harvest is permitted only during certain seasons of the year. The final category is Approved - harvest permitted under any conditions. Classification of the waters is based on the National Shellfish Sanitation Program. As specified in this program, classifications are based on three components: 1) Regular monitoring of water quality 2) Field surveys of shoreline conditions 3) Study of water currents and flows (hydrography). These functions are performed by New Jersey's Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring which monitors about 2,500 locations a minimum of five times a year.

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Shoreline Structures - shorstrc.zip (199 KB, 581 KB unzipped)

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The shore protection structures project involved the identification, interpretation, and the plotting of all shoreline protection structures located along the New Jersey coastline and within the New Jersey Coastal Areas Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) zone. The structure that were identified include; Jetties, Groins, Revetments, Sea Walls, Breakwater. Jetties and groins are protective structures (usually built from rock, wood, or concrete) which extend outward from the shoreline.

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Shoreline Type - shoretype.zip (199 KB, 581 KB unzipped)

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The shoreline type project involved the identification and coding of the entire New Jersey shoreline within the Coastal Areas Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) zone from Keyport to Hieslerville. The data can be used to delineate different classifications of shoreline based on particular landforms.

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South Jersey Marsh - sjmarsh.zip (1814 KB, 4632 KB unzipped)

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Southern New Jersey marsh habitat base maps were created in 1991, using 1986 aerial photography. Habitat data was collected and entered into the GIS by Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) staff, using moneys donated by The New Jersey Natural Lands Trust (NJNLT). This dataset was created most specifically for use in protecting and managing migrating shorebirds on Delaware Bay.

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Sport Ocean Fishing Grounds - sportfishing.zip (.67 MB, 1.32 MB unzipped)

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Prime fishing areas have a demonstrable history of supporting a significant local quantity of recreational and commercial fishing activity. The Department first mapped prime fishing areas in the 1980s. Since the map is over 20 years old, it was determined in 2003 that an update was needed. Charter boat, party boat and private boat captains were surveyed to identify the areas they consider recreationally significant fishing areas or prime fishing areas. This information was then compiled and refined into a digital format.

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State Boundary of New Jersey

The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the state, county, and municipal boundary layers. These layers have been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing these data layers on NJGIN at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/jviewer.jsp?pg=DataDownloads

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STORET Water Quality Monitoring Stations - storet.zip (272 KB, 2468 KB unzipped)

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The STORET data maintains the locations of water quality monitoring stations from NJDEP's NJ STORET (Modernized) database. A station is a location at which a data collection event takes place, such a collection of a field sample, measurement of field parameters or evaluation of environmental habitats. NJ STORET maintains NJDEP's water quality monitoring data from January 1, 1999 to the present. Note: water quality monitoring data sampled prior to this date is stored in EPA's Legacy STORET database.

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Streams 2002 (National Hydrography Dataset)

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This data layer contains information for Flowlines delineated for NJ from 2002 color infrared (CIR) imagery with attributes extracted from the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

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Supplemental Ambient Surfacewater Monitoring Network - sasmn.zip (.05 MB, .26 MB unzipped)

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This data represents sampling points for the Supplemental Ambient Surfacewater Monitoring Network (formerly EWQ) project at NJDEP. The SASMN Network was designed to provide supplemental data for water quality for the entire state.

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Surface Water Quality Standards - swqs.zip (73.17 MB, 208.2 MB unzipped)

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Surface Water Quality Standards: This data is a digital representation of New Jersey's Surface Water Quality Standards in accordance with "Surface Water Quality Standards for New Jersey Waters" as designated in N.J.A.C. 7:9 B. The Surface Water Quality Standards (SWQS) establish the designated uses to be achieved and specify the water quality (criteria) necessary to protect the State's waters. Designated uses include potable water, propagation of fish and wildlife, recreation, agricultural and industrial supplies, and navigation. These are reflected in use classifications assigned to specific waters. The line-work has been broken/altered to reflect the descriptions specified at N.J.A.C. 7:9B-1.15. When interpreting the stream classifications and anti-degradation designations, the descriptions specified in the SWQS at N.J.A.C. 7:9B-1.15 always take precedence. The GIS layer reflects the stream classifications and anti-degradation designations adopted as of December 21, 2009 is supplemental only and is not legally binding.

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Tidelands

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The Tidelands claims line depicts areas now or formerly flowed at or below mean high tide. Since the mean high water line may change because of rises in sea level, the line does not represent the current mean high water line. Rather it depicts the mean high water line at the time of mapping and the historic mean high water line predating artificial alterations.

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Tidelands Grid - tidegrid.zip (103 KB, 434 KB unzipped)

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This dataset is a graphical representation of riparian tidelands grid for New Jersey's Atlantic Coast. It was automated at a scale of 1:24000. Coverage was partially attributed by IEP and the BGIA and Tidelands completed the coding and checked the codes.

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Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Lakes - tmdl_lakes.zip (0.44 GB, 0.7 GB unzipped)

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The pollutants of concern for these lake TMDLs are phosphorus and fecal coliform. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plants and algae, but is considered a pollutant when it stimulates excessive plant and algae growth. Overgrown vegetation and algae blooms in lakes can prevent recreational use for fishing and swimming. In severe cases, plant and algae die-off can deplete oxygen in the lake raising the potential for killing fish in the lake.

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Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Lakesheds - tmdl_lakesheds.zip (0.69 GB, 1.96 GB unzipped)

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This dataset is to be used in conjunction with the "Statewide TMDL Lakes" coverage. These lakesheds represent the entire drainage area affected by a said lake TMDL. Land use loads from these defined watersheds were used to calculate a TMDL for a specific lake.

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Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Shellfish-Impaired Waters - tmdl_shellfish.zip (1.27 GB, 2.1 GB unzipped)

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The pollutant of concern for these shellfish TMDLs is total coliform. Nonpoint and stormwater point sources are the primary sources of total coliform/fecal coliform loads in these waterbodies.

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Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Stations for Statewide Shellfish-Impaired Waters - tmdl_shellfish_sta.zip (0.08 GB, 0.67 GB unzipped)

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The stations in this dataset were used to determine the spatial extent of shellfish-impaired waters for TMDL purposes. During the TMDL assessment process, the sampling sites encompassed within each impaired waterbody spatial extent were reevaluated and data from all sites within the spatial extent were considered for TMDL development.

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Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Streams - tmdl_streams.zip (0.55 GB, 0.87 GB unzipped)

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The pollutants of concern for these Stream TMDLs are fecal coliform and total phosphorus. Concentrations of these pollutants were found to exceed New Jersey's Surface Water Quality Standards (SWQS), published at N.J.A.C. 7-9B et seq., for the segments identified in the Reports.

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Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Streamsheds - tmdl_streamsheds.zip (1.05 GB, 1.68 GB unzipped)

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This dataset is to be used in conjunction with the "Statewide TMDL Streams" coverage. These streamsheds represent the entire drainage area affected by a said stream TMDL. Land use loads from these defined watersheds were used to calculate a TMDL for a specific stream segment.

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Water Purveyor Service Areas (1998 Public Community) - watpurv1998.zip (943 KB, 1439 KB unzipped)

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This is a graphical representation of the 1998 Public Community Water Purveyor Service Areas. Public Community Water Purveyors are systems that pipe water for human consumption to at least 15 service connections used year-round, or one that regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. The boundaries mapped are those of the actual water delivery or service area.

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Water Quality Management Planning Areas - wqmpa.zip (19.21 MB, 30.54 MB unzipped)

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This is a representation of the geographical extents of the 12 County/Areawide Water Quality Management Planning Areas (WQMPA). A County or Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) was prepared, respectively, by a County or NJDEP pursuant to Section 5 of the Water Quality Planning Act (WQPA), N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1 et seq for each of these areas. A WQMP is used in conjunction with the Statewide WQM Plan, which together constitute the Continuing Planning Process conducted pursuant to the WQPA, the Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq., and as required by Sections 303(e) and 208 of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) to make consistency determinations under the Water Quality Management (WQM) Planning rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15.

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Water Quality Stations (Existing) - ewqpoi.zip (39 KB, 181 KB unzipped)

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This data represents sampling points for the EWQ (Existing Water Quality) project at NJDEP. The EWQ Network was designed to provide supplemental data for water quality for the entire state.

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Water Supply Planning Areas - wsplarea23.zip (399 KB, 959 KB unzipped)

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This data provides a spatial delineation of the 23 Water Supply Planning Areas as depicted in the New Jersey Statewide Water Supply Plan (NJSWSP). The NJDEP's Office of Natural Resource Restoration uses the data to spatially reference ground water contaminant plumes at contaminated sites, in-order to determine if a contaminant plume is within a "Surplus" or "Deficit" water supply planning area. This information is used in ground water injury calculations.

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Waterbody 2002 (National Hydrography Dataset)

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This data contains information for Waterbody features delineated for NJ from 2002 color infrared (CIR) imagery with attributes extracted from the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

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Watershed Management Areas - depwmas.zip (.43 MB, .87 MB unzipped)

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The depwmas data is a simplified version of dephuc14 data. The dephuc14 is NJDEP's version of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologic-unit-code basins that delineates the extent of the DEP watershed management regions and areas to be used for the statewide watershed initiative. Both the depwmas and dephuc14 data comprise the Watershed Base Maps for New Jersey. Also, both were created from the USGS HUC14 by replacing the state boundary included with the USGS version with the DEP state and county border data(stco). The data was produced to address data-processing problems arising from combining the USGS huc14 with NJDEP GIS data due to the use of conflicting state boundaries.

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Watersheds (Subwatersheds by name - DEPHUC14) - dephuc14.zip (2.53 MB, 5.51 MB unzipped)

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The 14-digit hydrologic units (HUC14s) in New Jersey is a revision of the 2006 version of these units. This version corrects some boundaries to be consistent with a new hydrography coverage based on 1:2,400 aerial photographs (NJDEP, 2008). It also makes some changes to be more consistent with a new 12-digit hydrologic unit coverage (EPA, 2009). This editing process created 42 new HUC14s, deleted one inland HUC14 and five coastal HUC14s in the Delaware Bay, and changed over 100 boundaries. A report detailing these changes (Hoffman and Pallis, 2009) is available online . For programmatic reasons the 14-digit units are clipped to New Jersey's political boundary.

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Watersheds (Subwatersheds by name - DEPHUC12) - dephuc12_boundary.zip (3.66 MB, 4.88 MB unzipped)

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This data set is a digital hydrologic unit boundary layer (clipped at New Jersey political boundaries) to the Subwatershed (12-digit) 6th level for the State of New Jersey. This data set consists of geo-referenced digital data and associated attributes created in accordance with the "FGDC Proposal, Version 1.0 - Federal Standards For Delineation of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries 3/01/02" http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/. Polygons are attributed with hydrologic unit codes for 4th level sub-basins, 5th level watersheds, 6th level subwatersheds, name, size, downstream hydrologic unit, type of watershed, non-contributing areas and flow modification. Arcs are attributed with the highest hydrologic unit code for each watershed, linesource and a metadata reference file

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Watersheds (Watersheds by name - DEPHUC11) - dephuc11.zip (995 KB, 2441 KB unzipped)

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Drainage basins are delineated from 1:24,000-scale (7.5-minute) USGS quadrangles. The delineations have been developed for general purpose use by USGS District staff over the past 20 years. Arc and polygon attributes have been included in the coverage with basin names and ranks of divides, and 14-digit hydrologic unit codes. The New Jersey state boundary as originally defined in the USGS source coverage does not match that used by the NJDEP. Therefore the coverage was edited by the NJ Geological Survey to remove the USGS state boundary and insert the NJDEP state boundary, thus resolving most potential clipping errors.

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Well Program Atlas Grid 2x2m (2 minute by 2 minute) - atlas2x2m.zip (.62 MB, 1.58 MB unzipped)

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The Atlas2x2m is a 2 minute by 2 minute grid dissolved from the Well Program Atlas Sheet Grid for New Jersey.

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Well Program Atlas Sheet Grid - atlasgrid.zip (7.5 MB, 27.75 MB unzipped)

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This grid is based on an old map series called the New Jersey Atlas Sheets and on a reference system based on them called the New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System. The grid system developed as the ATLAS_GRID does not exist on the atlas sheets but is based on latitide and longitude grids included on the sheets.

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Wind Turbine Siting Map (Large Scale) - windturbinesiting.zip (9.73 MB, 15.41 MB unzipped)

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ADVISORY: This layer depicts land areas in the coastal zone where large scale wind turbines are unacceptable due to the operational impacts of turbines on birds and bats.

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Upper Wetlands Boundary/Upper Wetlands Limit - uwb_uwl.zip (3.04 MB, 9.36 MB unzipped)

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Upper Wetlands Boundary/Upper Wetlands Limit data layer is composed of two wetlands limit lines mapped in two separate NJDEP mapping programs.

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